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    The Swahili House

    Mchambawima Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    Overview
    • Excellent29%
    • Very good35%
    • Average21%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible5%
    Travelers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Rooftop Bar
    Wheelchair access
    Dry Cleaning
    Rooftop Terrace
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Babysitting
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 133 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Rooms are excellent: spacious, luxurious and clean. Rooftop restaurant is nice. Rooftop pool and pool area are small but ok to cool down a bit. No safe in the room but you can put it in the safe at the reception. How safe your stuff...More

    Thank Jim L
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I stayed at this hotel over the last weekend and overall I thought it wasn't too bad. The staff were friendly and checking in didn't take too long. I asked for a late check out and they were happy to do this without any extra...More

    Thank VikeshKakad
    Reviewed May 29, 2017

    First stay in Zanzibar. Great place and the best host ever. She really took great care of us. Very nice hotel, the AC in the room was very welcome after 7 days of safari in Tanzania. Great rooms, nicely maintained. Dinner and breakfast are served...More

    Thank Quinten D
    Reviewed May 5, 2017

    I spent time in two rooms of this most exquisite hotel in Zanzibar and I truly experienced the wow effect! Zanzibar comes alive in this beautifully crafted and designed boutique hotel. The Pricess Seyyida and Livingstone rooms are simply stunning.simply so well considered that to...More

    Thank Jichoman
    Reviewed April 16, 2017

    This is long overdue review. We have stayed in Swahili house back in February 2016, but only few days ago, when friend asked where to stay, we had to recommend Swahili house. Its well, hidden, tucked away from busy town centre. Just to get there...More

    Thank jirih74
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • $83 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 22
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    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Zanzibar City >
    • Stone Town
    • Also Known As
    • The Swahili House Hotel Stone Town ,
    • The Swahili House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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    Room Tips
    "Pricess Salme is the best! Gives you the zanzibari feel and you even hear the muezin in the distance!"
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    "There's no wifi in the rooms, only in the roof top restaurant and in the reception area"
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    "We stayed near the top of the hotel, no hustle & bustle noise up there."
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    "clean and very big rooms, huge bathroom, the rooftop with the best view in town, super friendly stuff"
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